Active mobile line subscriptions grew from 206 million in June 2022 to 222 million by December 2022, the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) has stated.
Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta, announced this at the 2023 edition of Youth, Civil Society and Stakeholder Summit on curbing the destruction and vandalisation of telecoms and other critical national infrastructure in Nigeria.
Danbatta also said his Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) are working to deliver free, fair and credible elections with the use of digital platforms.
He said from the data on subscriptions, it was clear the telecoms markets continued to grow in relation to increased Infrastructures, network capacities and digital economy platforms, among others.
Represented by the Principal Manager, Department of Technical Standards, Chukwuma Nwenwu, Danbatta noted that the summit became imperative considering Nigeria’s preparations for the general elections where digital platforms would play key roles.
He said vandalisation of telecoms Infrastructure has remained a subject of concern to all stakeholders as reports are received from Mobile Network Operators on the effects of vandalism on their operations across the country.